So, this covid19 virus has impacted everyone, especially agents as they scramble to find new ways of showing a property whilst trying to limit face to face contact. Many agents have started using more Matterport tours, 360 degree walk-through tours and hand held phone walk through tours.
Video is a great way to engage clients, but personally as a recent buyer - I avoid walk through tours like the plague (excuse the pun) and find Matterport utterly frustrating and when viewing a home online, only have moments for it to catch my attention.
So what is the solution? As an agent for the last 12 years, I would encourage more contact, not less. This is a great time for innovative agencies to use this system to capture buyer details in exchange for a suite of information for them to make their decision.
Think about it - why not have 5-15 photos online, a quick teaser video whetting their appetite, then instructions to call you. Send them the entire suite of photos, floor plans, tours, aerial shots, certificate of title, offer documents and anything else the seller can provide to add value.
Not only will you have captured their email, mobile and full names, you can then follow up qualifying them further, if not for this property, for the next one. Use this time to over service them, send them your weekly update, the occasional text and keep them informed on how much you are selling now - more than ever.
The best agents in Perth are still selling homes - but they are now offering virtual appraisals (novel, but i like it) combined with online documentation software to make it as "non contact"
So, as for drones, nothing has changed. Still shooting, don't need to meet sellers or agents face to face, I'm just getting the job done. Agents are loving the "Magnifier" - only an extra $20 when you order our standard day shoot - if you need something done, send a text, call or email and I'm happy to help.
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